Adult Stem Cell Response to Burn Injury
This study is designed to determine the response of adult stems cells, also referred to as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), to tissue injury resulting from thermal burns. The study will consist of a one time collection of a patient's blood, about one teaspoon, on the third day following the initial burn. MSCs in the blood will then be quantitated and identified using according to unique proteins found on their cell surface using flow cytometry. The results of flow cytometry analysis will then be compared to the patients characteristics (age, sex, race, etc.), their past medical history (hx of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, etc.) and to the patient outcome (length of hospital stay, mortality, etc.).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Comparison of Burn Severity and Patient Outcomes to the Subsets of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Identified in the Blood of Burn Victims|
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients presenting to the Ohio State University Emergency Department or directly admitted to the Ohio State University Burn Unit following thermal burn.
Traumatic and non-traumatic disease processes result in varying tissue injury that can culminate in organ failure and death. Current literature has demonstrated that adult stem cells (ASCs) are mobilized into peripheral circulation as a heterogeneous population of cells following tissue injury. The significance of this heterogeneity has not yet been defined. Other studies have shown ASCs augment tissue repair under appropriate conditions. This proposal will begin to elucidate the mechanism of ASC activation, mobilization and localization to sites of injury. This study will use flow cytometry to identify subsets of ASCs mobilized in response to tissue injury and compare this response to the patient's demographics, comorbidities, in hospital morbidities, and mortality. Patients with thermal burns will be used as a model of tissue injury given the quantity of tissue injured and the robust signal generated from this injury. ASCs are currently being investigated as adjuncts to tissue repair involving a host of tissues, including cardiac, neural, and renal. The identification of a specific subset of ASCs selectively mobilized in response to tissue injury would alter all studies involving ASCs in tissue repair and necessitate the identification and targeting of subsets selectively mobilized in response to injury to each particular tissue.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00609661
|Principal Investigator:||Chandan K Sen, PhD||Ohio State University|
|Study Director:||Daniel P Zelinski, MD, PhD||Ohio State University|
|Study Director:||Sorabh Khandelwal, MD||Ohio State University|